Vance Brinkley is a young writer based in Washington, DC. He loves playing lacrosse, watching indie films, and listening to music from Project Pat to Toro Y Moi.
The Baltimore native is near the top after beating tragedy and working to get on the top rope
It helped me better understand that my success belongs to Morgan State, too
Maritza McClendon swam to overcome scoliosis — and ended up the first black woman on an Olympic swim team
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